Friday, Dec. 31
•New Year’s Eve on Main Street Party: The 15th Annual Politis & Matovina Law Firm New Year’s Eve on Main Street Party be at 6 p.m. Main Street will be closed to traffic from Atlantic to Peninsula Avenue. The free celebration will feature six stages of entertainment, street performers, drink specials and lots of tasty food choices.
A New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Ceremony will be at midnight at the corner of Main Street and Wild Olive and a fireworks display will be visible from Main Street. Live music on the outdoor stage at Full Moon Saloon starts at 8 p.m., and continues until 1 a.m. Inside The Bank & Blues, Crashrocket takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.
•DeLand Elks Lodge New Year’s Eve Party: This event will start at 7 p.m. at 614 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. Live music, food, door prized, champagne toast. Open to the public. Admission is $25. Reservations required by Dec. 19. For more information or reservations, visit delandelks.com or call (386) 738-1463.
•The Gay Gatsby Formal 1920s Theme Dinner and Drag Show: This event will be from 7-9 p.m. at Spellbound Cafe, 208 W. Howry Ave, DeLand. It will feature the fabulous talents of Ms. Ashley Satine and Sanford Pride’s newly crowned Queen BJ Stevens. Formal dress is required and 1920s/Gatsby-themed attire is strongly encouraged. Admission is $125 per person plus fees, which includes glasses of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, soup, salad, entree, dessert and entertainment. Beer, wine, coffee and tea will be available to buy. Once you purchase tickets and the menu is posted, participants will receive an email for their entree selection. Tickets available on Eventbrite.
•Cinematique: “Nightmare Alley” will be shown at Cinematique, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information or tickets, visit cinematique.org.
•The Magic of Lights at DIS: Back for its fifth year at the World Center of Racing, Magic of Lights until Jan. 1. Advanced tickets are at magicoflights.com/daytona.
The drive-through will be open from 6-10 p.m. nightly.
Tickets are $25 per standard vehicle in advance or $35 at the gate Monday to Thursday, or $40 Friday to Sunday. Oversized vehicles cost more.
Saturday, Jan. 1
•New Year’s Day
Sunday, Jan. 2
•Walk: AVA Happy Wanderers will host a 5/10K Walk at 1 p.m. at Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. The cost is $3. Participants should meet in the rear parking lot. For more information, call (386) 256-2160, (386) 214-3890 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 5
•Walk: AVA Happy Wanderers will host a free Walk at 6 p.m. at Coraci Sports Center, 5200 Coraci Blvd., Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 256-2160, (386) 214-3890 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Thursday, Jan. 6
•The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach: “The Odd Couple” will be performed select days Jan. 6-23 at 726 E. Third St., New Smyrna Beach. The Little Theatre’s Production of The Odd Couple is directed by Larrie Tiffany. Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy finds newly divorced Felix Unger, the neurotic neat freak who writes for the news, moving in with pal Oscar Madison, the slovenly sportswriter.
Tickets are $21 for adults, $20 for seniors and $11 for children, and available at nsbplayers.org or call (386) 423-1246. Tickets may also be purchased in person, from 1-4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and two hours prior to every performance.
•Peabody Auditorium: The F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival, “Literacy is Legacy” will be from Jan. 6-8 in Daytona Beach. The F.R.E.S.H. Community Film Festival will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. “American Triptych,” a short film directed by Booker T. Mattison will open the festival. Also showing will be the sci-fi thriller “Returned.” Director is Lamont Gant and writer is Marlon McCausky. There will be full-length film views with Q&A.
General admission is $10. VIP reception is $20. Tickets are available at the box office hours or visit freshbookfestivals.net/register. For more information, call (386) 671-3460.
Book Festival & Workshop will be Jan. 6-7. G.L. Henderson will present his Radio Hour live with special guests Chris Washburn at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George Ingram Blvd. Mr. Washburn will be at the festival Saturday, Jan. 8, as well. Reservations and tickets are available at freshbookfestivals.net for all events.
•Tribute to Linda Ronstadt: A tribute to Linda Ronstadt will be at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. Advance Tickets are $45. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit debbieaslinda.com or call (904) 982-3324.
•Movie in the Park: The City of Orange City will show “Raya and the Last Dragon” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Veterans Memorial Park, 476 S. Volusia Ave. This is a free event for the community. Participants should bring blankets and chairs. For more information, call (386) 775-5410.
•Athens Theatre: Rus Anderson presents A Tribute to Elton John at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, and Saturday, Jan. 8, at 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. Mr. Anderson is Elton John’s official body double for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour launch promo video. Picked by the man himself, Mr. Anderson performs as a young Elton John in The Rocket Man Show – driving a night of Elton’s greatest hits, with spot on vocals & fierce piano playing. He painstakingly recreates an early Elton concert with flamboyant costumes actually worn by Elton, including boots, glasses & jumpsuits from 1973 as well as his sparkly tuxedo from 1984.
Preferred Reserved Seating is $35 or General Reserved Seating is $30 plus fees and taxes. Box seats are available. For more information, call (386) 736-1500 or visit athensdeland.com.
•Daytona Playhouse: “Jack of Diamonds” will be performed select days from Jan.7-16 at 100 Jessamine Blvd., off Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach. A high stakes comedic romp about a bunch of old people. OK, older people. Moral? Don’t mess with the retired crowd as they take revenge on the crooked financial advisor who stole their life savings. Tickets are $20 for adults, $19 for seniors and$10 for youth. For more information, call (386) 255-2431 or visit DaytonaPlayhouse.org.
•Model Train Show and Sale: Golden Spikes Enterprises presents the 75th show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave, DeLand. More than 275 tables representing dealers from across the nation will have model items in all gauges and railroad antiques for sale. An extra feature of this show will be many large working layouts and displays.
Admission is $9. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. For more information, visit gserr.com.
•Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center: Hold Me! Thrill Me! Kiss Me! Sam Cooke Tribute will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at 399 N. U.S. 1. Ormond Beach. Ramon Noble, lead singer of the Drifters, as Jackie Wilson, and Myles Savage, lead singer of The Last Original Stars Temptations-Platters-Coasters-Drifters-Motown Show as Sam Cooke. Reserved Seating is $50. For more information, call the box office at (386) 676-3375 or email email@example.com. The box office is open from noon- 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and two hours prior to performances. For tickets visit tix5.centerstageticketing.com.
•Second Saturday Laser Rock Concerts: The Museum of Arts & Sciences will host a Laser Rock Concert at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. Entry to the show is through the Lohman Planetarium lobby entrance. Seating for these concerts is limited to allow for social distancing.
The 7 p.m. show is Laser Vinyl. The 8 p.m. show is Laser Beatles. The 9 p.m. show is Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon. Tickets are $5 per person for one show, $7 per person for two shows and $9 per person for three shows. Advance tickets are recommended by calling (386) 255-0285. For more information, visit moas.org.
•Athens Theatre: The 100th Anniversary celebration will be Sunday, Jan. 9, at 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand.
The celebration will start with a free event from 1-4 p.m. outside on Indiana Avenue and North Florida Avenue with live entertainment, street performances, and costume and dance contests. Food and drinks will be available to buy. Speakers will include Joey Maxwell, board president; Rene Sands, Sands Theatre Center founder and DeLand Mayor Bob Apgar.
Inside the Athens there will be a celebration from 4 to 5 p.m. with a requested donation of $10 per person. The event will include a video montage of the Athens during its earlier years and brief performances from shows of the past 10 years.
For more information, call (386) 736-1500 or visit athensdeland.com.
•Walk: AVA Happy Wanderers will host a free Walk at 6 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 12, at Port Orange Library, 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 256-2160, (386) 214-3890 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
•Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center: The Friends of the Performing Arts Center will host a fundraiser for the renovation of the lobby and gallery at the center. John Ford Coley will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at 399 N. U.S. 1. Scherezada Morales will open for Mr. Ford Coley. John Ford Coley has spent decades touring, writing, recording, and producing. He is most revered as half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. Tickets are $150 VIP reserved seating and $30 for general reserved seating. VIP includes seat in first five rows, dinner and a drink at Rose Villa and a Mr. Ford Coley CD.
Advance event tickets are $30 per person and are at tix5.centerstageticketing.com. VIP tickets are available at the PAC Box Office. For more information, call the box office at call (386) 676-3375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Taste of DeLand: Taste what DeLand and the surrounding area has to offer at the 15th annual event from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, downtown on West Indiana Avenue. More than 20 vendors will offer a sample of their cuisine, including Brian’s BBQ, Airport Restaurants & Gin Mill, Kermit’s Key West Lime Shoppe, Sonny’s BBQ, Chica’s Cuban Cafe, Trilogy Coffee Roasting Co., New York Bagel and Deli, BakeChop, Cress Restaurant, Spellbound Cafe, De La Vega, The Blind Pig, The Elusive Grape, Pat & Toni’s Sweet Things, The Parched Oak, Sparrows Grille, Boston Coffee House, Rachel’s Wingshack, Kneading Sweets, El Taco Rico Mexican Kitchen, St Johns River Grille, and Whit’s Frozen Custard! Tickets are $10 for children 11 and younger and $25 for adults. Tickets are available at mainstreetdeland.org and eventbrite.com.
•Daytona Beach Symphony Society: Poland Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra with Agata Szymczewska, violin will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. Tickets ($51-$89) may be purchased in person at the Box Office or online at DBSS.org. For more information, call (386) 253-2901.
•Peabody Auditorium: Legendary singer Johnny Mathis, celebrating 66 Years as a recording artist, comes to Daytona Beach to perform his greatest hits and personal favorites at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at 600 Auditorium Blvd. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 982-2787 or between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Peabody Box Office located at 600 Auditorium Blvd. Ticket prices are $129, $89, $69 and $49 plus applicable surcharges.
•Concert: Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church will host a concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach, The concert of cello and piano will feature the music of J.S. Bach, Joan Tower, and Samuel Barber. Bach’s Solo 5th Suite will be performed along with Tower’s tribute to the Quartet for the End of Time — Tres Lent, and the powerful Sonata by Barber for cello and piano.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (386) 441-0300 or visit ormondbeachpc.org.
•Peabody Auditorium: Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at 600 Auditorium Blvd. Daytona Beach. Mr. Bolton is a singer, songwriter and humanitarian, who has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world. He remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through Michael Bolton Charities.
Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, by calling (800) 982-2787 or between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Box Office. Ticket prices are $39.50, $49.50, $64.50 and $99.50 plus applicable surcharges.
•Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center: The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. The present orchestra was formed in 1956 and is still the most popular and sought after big band in the world for both concert and swing dance. VIP Reserved Seating in first six rows is $40. General reserved seating is $33. Wings reserved seating is $27.
For more information, call the box office at call (386) 676-3375 or email email@example.com. The box office is open from noon- 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and two hours prior to performances. For tickets visit tix5.centerstageticketing.com.
(Editor’s Note: With the New Year’s Day holiday, some events may be canceled and some facilities may close, call first.)
•All Aboard Flea & Farmers Market: The market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday to Sunday at 5005 S. Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange, rain or shine. Free admission and free parking. More than 120 vendors. For more information and reservations, call (386) 523-3579 or visit allaboardmarket.com.
•American Legion Post 285: The post is open at 1 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Karaoke is 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Meals, open to the public, are 5-7 p.m. or until sold out Thursday and Friday. Bingo, open to the public, is at 2 p.m. Sunday. The post is at 4497 U.S. 1, Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 210-4926.
•Artisan Alley Farmer’s Market: The market is from 6-9 p.m. each Friday in Downtown DeLand and offers local, organic produce, plants, orchids and homemade breads. For more information, call (386) 589-3118.
•Bluegrass Jam: The jam will be at 7 p.m. each Monday at the Rose Bay Campground, 5200 S. Nova Road, Port Orange. The sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, call (386) 314-5255.
•The Casements: The former winter home of John D. Rockefeller is owned by the City of Ormond Beach and serves as a civic and cultural center. It is open for self-guided tours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. Large group tours are by appointment only. For more information, call (386) 676-3216 or visit thecasements.net.
•Coronado/Mainland Shuffleboard Club: The club is now open to new members. Summer games start at 10 a.m. Monday to Friday. Year-round hours are 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. Saturdays. Courts are at Flagler Avenue and Pine Street in New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 426-1289 or visit cmshuffleboard.org.
•Daughters of the American Revolution, Jane Sheldon Chapter: The group meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at Hidden Lakes Golf Club, 35 Fairgreen Ave., New Smyrna Beach. For more information call (386) 426-1881 or visit fssdar.org
•Daytona Beach Toastmasters Club: Meetings are at 6 p.m. each Monday virtually through Zoom. For more information or to join, call Richard Zicker at (386) 386 212-0702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Daytona Flea and Farmers Market: The market is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1425 Tomoka Farms Road, Daytona Beach. For more information, visit daytonafleamarket.com.
•DeLand Bridge Club: The club is at 165 Deerfield Road. All levels welcome, no partner necessary. Bridge lessons are available. The cost is $6 for members, $8 for non-members. If you need a partner, call the day before. For more information, visit delandbridge.com or call (386)734-7170.
•DeLand Flea Market: The market is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at 535 Fair St. For more information, call (386) 631-6500.
•DeLeon Springs Farm Swap: The authentic farm swap is from 7 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturdays of the month at Spring Garden Ranch, 900 Spring Garden Ranch Road. Family friendly and free to the public. For vendor information, visit deleonspringsfarmswap.com.
•Downtown Daytona Beach Farmers Market: The market is from 7 a.m. to noon each Saturday at Magnolia and Beach Streets in Daytona Beach.
•Elks Lodge 1557: Every Friday is a dinner buffet with dancing and entertainment from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Lunch and card games are offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Tuesday. Pot Luck Bingo is at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month and includes a power ball. Participants should bring a dish to share. Bunco is at 1 p.m. each second Sunday of the month. Spaghetti dinner is from 5-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. The cost is $7. The lodge is at 820 W. Park Ave..Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 427-2512.
•Environmental Discovery Center: The center is open for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, at 601 Division Ave., Ormond Beach. Guests are limited to 10 people at one time. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 615-7081.
•Gamble Place and Cracker Creek: At 1795 Taylor Road in Port Orange, Gamble Place offers self-guided tours Wednesday to Sunday. Cracker Creek one-hour eco tours are offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday; two-hour private tours and group sunset cruises by reservation. For more information, call (386) 304-0778 or visit crackercreek.com.
•Holly Hill Historic Society Museum: Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday at 1066 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill. Tour historic photographs and artifacts. View the five-time Emmy Award winning film “The Real McCoy.” Free admission. For more information, call (386) 252-2339.
•Kiwanis Club of Southeast Volusia: Meets at noon every Wednesday at Hidden Lakes Golf Club, 35 Fairgreen Ave., New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 243-4476 or visit nsbkiwanis.com.
•Lake Helen Market in the Park: The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday at Blake Park, 437 N. Lakeview Drive.
•Marine Discovery Center: The center, a local nonprofit dedicated to teaching the public about the Indian River Lagoon, offers boat and kayak tours daily. Two-hour tours are led by certified naturalists who explain marine species along the way. The center is at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach. Facility hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (386) 428-4828 or visit marinediscoverycenter.org.
•New Smyrna Beach Farmer’s Market: Each Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. vendors take their places in front of Old Fort Park in the Canal Street Historic District, 210 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. For information, visit canalstreetnsb.com or call (404) 429-5524.
•Oak Hill Flea Market: The market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 351 N. U.S. 1, Oak Hill. For more information, call (386) 451-3799.
•Ormond Beach Farmers Market: The farmers market is open each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 22 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach. For more information, visit ormondbeachmainstreet.com.
•Ormond Beach Historical Society Welcome Center and Museum: The “Gateway to the Ormond Scenic Loop” features historical photographs, a 20-minute DVD and interpretive panels. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free at 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 677-7005 or visit ormondhistory.org.
•Pictona: Exercise and entertainment classes are available at 1060 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill. To register for classes or for more information, visit pictona.org, email email@example.com or call (386) 238-9276.
•Ponce Inlet Lighthouse: The lighthouse is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day at 4931 S Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. Admission is $6.95 adults, $1.95 children 3-11, 2 and younger free. For more information, call (386) 761-1821 or visit ponceinlet.org,
•Port Orange Elks Lodge: Bingo is Fridays at 5207 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. Doors open 9 a.m. Game starts at 11 a.m. All proceeds support charities. For more information, call (386) 767-8572.
•Republican Club of Southeast Volusia County: Monthly luncheon meeting is at 11:45 a.m. the second Thursday at Hidden Lakes Country Club, 35 Fairgreen Ave., New Smyrna Beach. The cost is $15 and reservations are required by calling (386) 258-1991.
•Stetson Mansion: Historic tours will be offered from Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand. Tours will be at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Safety measures are in place. Tours are $30 for adults and $20 for 21 and younger. For more information, visit stetsonmansion.com.
•South Daytona Lions Club: Meetings are at 7:15 a.m. every Wednesday at Hannah’s Restaurant, 968 Reed Canal Road, South Daytona. New members welcome.
•West Volusia Historical Society Complex: The complex at 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand, has limited access from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 11 and free for children under six. For more information, call (386) 740-6813, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit delandhouse.com.
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